Brisbane Roar’s positive run in the Hyundai A-League will have a stern test as they face Perth Glory at the Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe on Saturday. Brisbane Roar are now in the top six after just being on the receiving end of a solitary defeat from their last eight games, which includes a 1-0 win over Western United FC on Sunday. Having said that, Perth Glory have done even better in the ongoing season as they are yet to face defeat after nine consecutive games. Glory have the chance to go past Melbourne City for te second spot provided they avoid defeat.
Date- Sunday, February 22
Kick-Off- 11:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Dolphin Stadium
Izaack Powell is on international duty, while Jordan Courtney Perkins misses out due to a knee injury. Aaron Reardon, Kai Trewin and Scott McDonald are in contention of being in the team sheet. The hosts should persist with a similar eleven.
Dino Djulbic’s ankle injury makes him sit on the sidelines, while Chris Ikonomidis’s knee issue gets him ruled out as well. Dane Ingham is also expected to sit out for the away side. Jacob Tratt, Osama Malik and the skipper Diego Costra are once again in line to start for their side.
BRB (Expected Playing 11)- J Young; S Neville, T Aldred, M Gillesphey; J Hingert, J Pepper, A O’Neill, C Brown; J O’Shea, B Inman; D Wenzel-Halls
PG (Expected Playing 11)- L Reddy; G Wuthrich,T Mrcela, A Grant; I Franjic,N Kikenny, J Brimmer, S.B Kim; J Chinanese, N D Agostiono; B Forna
Bradden Inman can pack a punch for Brisbane Rovers. Inman has four goals from 16 appearances this season.
Bruno Foranroli has 10 goals from 16 goals from 16 games this season for Perth Rovers.
N D’Agostiono has been a valued addition for the Perth Glory and has scored three goals from three games this season.
Goalkeeper- J Young
Defenders- I Powell, I Franjic, G Wuthrich, J Courtney Perkis
Midfielders- J O Shea, J Ingham, N Kilkenny, J Brimmer
Forwards- B Fornaroli, N DAgostino